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Sienna Creek #2 Case Study

Jan 10, 2024 | Residential Architectural Services

Location: Grand Junction, CO

The second in a series of houses designed by KDA in the Sienna Creek neighborhood features a healthy mix of lap siding, stone, and stucco. This mix of materials is a cost effective way to both provide an aesthetically pleasing facade and ground the house in its natural surroundings.

The house also showcases a blend of more traditional rooflines clad in asphalt shingles and more modern, single sloping metal roofs. These are complimented by angled columns and brackets that provide support for large overhangs.

Another defining characteristic of the house is its use of outdoor living space. The house is angled to provide a cozy courtyard to allow residents to enjoy the views in a comfortable outdoor space.

Client Brief

Client’s Needs and Preferences

Optimally designed layout maximizes comfort and accessibility, strategically shaping inviting outdoor spaces with environmentally friendly materials.

Design Concept:

Inspiration, Themes, and Key Design Elements

  • Drawing Inspiration:  The natural beauty of the Sienna Creek neighborhood and the desire for a harmonious blend of traditional and modern elements.
  • Central Themes: Integration with nature, cost-effective design, and a blend of traditional and contemporary styles.
  • Key Design Elements: A combination of lap siding, stone, and stucco, complemented by mixed roofing materials.

Challenges & Solutions

Specific Obstacles Faced and How They Were Resolved:

  • Site Conditions:  Designing the house to optimize the natural views and outdoor living experience.
  • Budgetary Constraints: Using a mix of materials to maintain aesthetic quality while being cost-effective.
  • Design Conflicts: Balancing traditional rooflines with modern design elements.

Materials & Construction Methods

Description of Materials Used in Construction Techniques:

  • Durable and Sustainable Materials:  Lap siding, stone, stucco, asphalt shingles, and metal roofing.
  • Energy-Efficient Construction Practices:  Design techniques that enhance natural lighting and ventilation.
  • High-Quality Craftsmanship: Attention to detail in the construction, especially in the roofing and support structures.

Results & Client Feedback:

  • Realized Vision: Sienna Creek #2 reflects the client’s vision of a home that is both modern and rooted in its environment.
  • Functional and Inviting Living Space: The residence offers a perfect balance of indoor comfort and outdoor enjoyment.
  • Positive Impact on Lifestyle: The design enhances the quality of life by fostering a close connection to the outdoor space.
  • Client Feedback: The client expressed high satisfaction with the outcome, particularly appreciating the unique blend of materials and the inviting outdoor living areas.

    Key Learnings

    Insights Gained, Impact on Future Projects:

    • Importance of Client Collaboration:  Continuous engagement with the client was key to the project’s success.
    • Balancing Aesthetics and Functionality:  Achieving a blend of aesthetic appeal and practical design within a budget.
    • Adaptability to Changing Needs: The design allows for flexibility in use and adaptation to the evolving needs of the family.

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